Goodreads Gift Guide: Ultimate Friends & Family Guide

Posted by Cybil on December 2, 2016


Books are the perfect gift, if you choose wisely. But let's face it, finding just the right book for everyone on your holiday list can be tricky.

Luckily, we've found some gems that will delight everyone from your biography-loving dad to your business school sister. All of these books were published this year and are highly rated by Goodreads readers to help you navigate your holiday shopping.

If you have a great suggestion for finicky friends and family, please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Books for the Past Life Obsessives:
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
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Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
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Books for the Those Who Appreciate the Scientific Method:
The Genius of Birds
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us
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Algorithms to Live By
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The Gene: An Intimate history
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Books for the True Romantics:
It Ends With Us
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Because of Miss Bridgerton
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Stuck-Up Suit
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The Obsession
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Books for the Amateur Sleuth:
IQ
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Blood on the Tracks
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Under the Midnight Sun
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Woman in Cabin 10
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Books for the Out of This World:
Dark Matter
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Sleeping Giants
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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
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Version Control
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Books for Strivers and Self-Improvers:
Grit
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
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Peak
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Books for the People Who Need to Get Away:
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
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Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World
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Books for the People Who Feed Us:
Appetites: A Cookbook
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Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
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Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South
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Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
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Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)

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message 1: by Sayondeep (new)

Sayondeep Choudhury Richard Dawkins books could be included in 'Books for the Those Who Appreciate the Scientific Method'


message 2: by Raymond (last edited Dec 03, 2016 12:29PM) (new)

Raymond Books for the Past Life Obsessives: Being Nixon: A Man Divided,
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

Book for the True Romantics: Modern Romance

Book for the Amateur Sleuth: Homicide in the House


message 3: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale How about anything Sherlock Holmes in the category for the amateur sleuths?


message 4: by ella lanham (new)

ella lanham I'm trying to purchase a paperback book of swan song can you help?


message 5: by Mugdha (new)

Mugdha  Keskar how to get a goodreads gift card??


message 6: by Faith (new)

Faith Amber wrote: "How about anything Sherlock Holmes in the category for the amateur sleuths?"

So true!


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